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Jessica Deeks: Profile + Interview

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Jessica Deeks: Interview


The first words that comes to your mind when you hear Inspiration, Passion, and Strength

Babes and Gents? ;)

Who are you? (Answer how you interpret this question)

A music loving, travel craving, guitar dabbling, poutine obsessed photographer. 

Why do you do what you do?

Trying to be anything else would be a waste of time for me. And I’d probably be fired from conventional jobs anyways.

When did you know this is what you wanted to do, and what events led you to choose it?

Age 0-6: “I like art. I’ll be an artist.”

Age 6-13: “I’m better at cartoons. I’ll be an animator.”

Age 13-15: “There’s not much work in that. I’ll be a graphic designer.”

Age 15-Present: “I’m not a graphic designer. Oh look a camera, let’s try that. YEP, HERE WE GO.”

Toughest thing you had to overcome to do what you do? And what/who helped you?

Being freelance isn’t necessarily a great life choice, but it’s all I’ve known so I’ve made it work. Shooting for a newspaper as a freelance photog for 4 years helped with pretty regular work at the beginning and allowed me to save money for better equipment for my transition to editorial/commercial work. I owe a lot to that experience.

Has anyone/anything ever inspired you to become who you are (to follow your dreams)? Have you ever inspired anyone directly?

Anyone in any field that is following their gut to do what they love, whether it’s a risky venture or not, is inspiring to me.

One mistake that you made in your journey? How have you learnt from them?

Lots of small stuff like forgetting a reflector at home. I’m a forgetful person, but I really do try and work on that. I can’t think of anything too big, I guess that’s a good thing haha.

Upcoming projects? Plans/goal? (about anything, if you have any)

The goal is to follow through with some project ideas, ironically.

What advice would you give to other people? (Just about life in general - It could be about anything)

Trust your gut in everything. Don’t do things for the wrong reasons.   

Say anything you want, about anything (Last words)

If you’re still reading this, thanks! Have a looksee at my website why dontcha? :)


Jessica Deeks: Profile


Full name

Jessica Deeks



Place of Birth? (city, country)

Ottawa, ON

Where you live now? (city, country)

Ottawa, ON

Origins (where parents are from)? (city, country)

Canada, with roots in England

First Language?


What do you do? (Profession/Occupation)


How long have you been doing it?

Going on 6 years

Fav Song

These favourite questions will be more like ‘favourite right now’ haha. Song? I’ll go with Lady in Waiting by U.S. Royalty

Fav Musician/Vocal artist/Rapper/Singer

The Coppertone

Fav Movie

I really enjoyed the Muscle Shoals documentary.

Fav Actor/Actress

Jennifer Lawrence is the coolest.

Fav Clothing brand

Don’t have one. Band shirts, plain stuff, and random geometric patterns are what I gravitate to though.

Fav Visual artist/photographer/videograpehr

You’re killing me here. Edward Hopper for art. And maybe Dan Winters right now for photography. Still waiting on his new book.

Fav Sport to watch


Fav Sport to play

Soccer, as it’s the only thing I do for physical activity haha




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